Summary: Although I have an earlier ROKU had I bought this one first I would have never bought a second one. Sign-up for channels does not work. Channels did not appear. Contacted support. No help. Seems all service organization believe the customer is an idiot and you just need to reboot the box several times. Some support. I finally got it working, barely. Constantly re-signing into accounts. Freezes for no reason. This is definitely not ready for prime time.
Summary: It's a good replacement for the cable, however has a learning curve to it. After the initial investment of about $100, not all of the channels are free :-( Some of them require an additional subscription that is again, not always free. You have to research what channels you can add in addition of what is listed on the Roku site. The reception is good. Am still learning.
Summary: For an HD television probably the best streamer out there. Not for use on a non-HD set. I couldn't get my Chomecast to work on the specific TV/router combination I was trying to use, so back to the store it went. I then bought the Roku3 from a local Walmart, took it home, and installed it. Installation went smoothly once I located all the router information necessary to link the router and tv up with the Roku. Once installed, the Roku3 streamed content smoothly.
Summary: I think this product is excellent for those interested in streaming TV, but for me, it did NOT handle many other or almost all of the video codecs out there to stream my DVD movies. I copied them to MKV and many other codecs and containers. It did not give me anything my Sony Blu-Ray player with USB connection did to play off my TB sized drives. Sony had no problem playing the MKVs so I am getting rid of my ROKU, 100 bucks for nothing but TV streaming, not for me.
Summary: THIS MACHINE IS GREAT IN THEORY ; BUT HAS WAY TO MANY LIMITATIONS; VERY BASIC /LIMITED FUNCTIONALITY; WOULD LIKE THE REMOTE TO DO MORE;(TIME/INFO; DOES NOT HOLD MOVIE FOR EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME; I MHAVE TO GO BACK TO ROKU HOME PAGE TO SELECT ANOTHER MOVIE; THE MOVIE I WAS HOLDING DISAPPEARED???
Summary: Neat features, chanels, headphone capabilities. Batteries to remote die if you leave headphones plugged in even with tv off- so unplug the headphones when not using. Also, needs to be reset on a weekly basis.